Lluvia Merello President
Lluvia was born in the sacred valley of the Incas, in a mud hut with only her parents and sisters present to welcome her into this world. Lluvia is proud to be indigenous to Peru Inca/Andean Quechua. She has been crafting and jewelry making since toddlerhood, Lluvia’s mother was a jeweler throughout her youth. She grew up in Oregon, but has lived, worked and organized in Calca Peru, New Orleans LA, Austin and San Marcos TX.
For well over a decade she worked as a baker and cook in restaurants and bakeries. Lluvia can bake and decorate just about any pastry or dessert and can easily cook for over 200 people in a few hours. In 2018 Lluvia registered her first business Indigenous Come Up, where she makes and designs arts, crafts and jewelry with young adults who have survived government and tribal systems. Through growing this business Lluvia has become the founder and current Board President of the Portland Indigenous Marketplace non profit.
Rodi Bragg Treasurer
Owner of Rose Alchemista is a handcrafted holistic skincare line by Licensed Esthetician. Rodi graduated from Aveda Institute Portland in January 2018 and quickly acquired her license upon graduation. She also received her Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, in Portland, Oregon. She has also studied plant-psychospirituality with the School of Forest Medicine. Rodi is currently enrolled in the Advanced Diploma Certification program for Cosmetic Formulating with Formula Botanica in the UK, as well as studying shamanism at The Sacred Trust in the UK.
She specializes in formulating all natural facial and body care using botanical based ingredients.
Every product is handmade in Portland, Oregon using pure ingredients in small batches. Her focus is on making artisanal herbal based products to soothe and comfort the skin and spirit. The line of products available include herbal balms, natural perfumes, bath salts, serums, toning mists and more. Check out her etsy for purchasing an order or requesting a customization.
You can shop her products at www.etsy.com/shop/rosealchemista or find her products at craft fairs and special events.
Xochitl Garnica Secretary- Owner of Chalchi Farms
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